[ kon-kom-i-tuh ns, kuh n- ]
/ kɒnˈkɒm ɪ təns, kən- /


the quality or relation of being concomitant.
Roman Catholic Church. the coexistence of the body and blood of Christ in the Eucharistic bread.

Nearby words

  1. conclusive,
  2. conclusively,
  3. conclusory,
  4. concoct,
  5. concoction,
  6. concomitancy,
  7. concomitant,
  8. concomitant strabismus,
  9. concomitant symptom,
  10. concord

Origin of concomitance

From the Medieval Latin word concomitantia, dating back to 1525–35. See concomitant, -ance Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for concomitance


/ (kənˈkɒmɪtəns) /


existence or occurrence together or in connection with another
a thing that exists in connection with another
Christian theol the doctrine that the body and blood of Christ are present in the Eucharist
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Word Origin and History for concomitance



1520s, from Middle French concomitance, from Medieval Latin concomitantia, from Late Latin concomitantem (see concomitant). Related: Concomitancy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper